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PADI Rescue Diver Course

Book Now!PADI Rescue Diver Course - Age 12+, 4 days, 1 beach dive, 4 boat dives - 15,900 THB
Get scuba diving certified as a PADI Rescue Diver with Scubafish Dive Centre Ko Lanta Thailand

During the PADI Rescue Diver Course, you’ll learn how to respond to a
diving emergency and assist scuba divers in distress.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course will improve your skills as an aware and responsible scuba diver. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to respond in a diving emergency situation and assist divers in distress.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course teaches you how to effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and give first aid. The program is an important step towards expanding your knowledge and experience as a scuba diver. During the course you will cover topics such as diving first aid, panicked diver response, missing diver procedures and search techniques, in-water artificial respiration and take part in dive accident scenarios. The PADI Rescue Diver learns to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well-being of other scuba divers.

What will I Learn during the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

PADI Rescue Diver CourseDuring the PADI Rescue Diver course, you’ll learn rescue-scene assessment and management, how to administer rescue breaths both in and out of the water, how to calm and tow a diver in distress, search and recovery techniques, procedures for surfacing and removing an unconscious diver from the water, correct ways to transport divers with suspected DCS (Decompression Sickness) and the best ways to assist local emergency services. You’ll also learn important self-rescue techniques and how to activate a signalling device (safety balloon).

During the 3 day course you’ll complete confined water sessions, put rescue management procedures in to practise in a real-life scenario and deal with panicked, distressed and unconscious divers in the water.

If you sign up for the PADI Recue Diver Course, you need to have completed an EFR Course, or have been certified in CPR, within the last two years.

Who can participate in the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

Rescue Diver Student on Dive BoatIf you’re aged 12+ and have already completed the PADI Advanced Course (or equivalent), are in general good health and fitness, and are not suffering from a cold or ear infection, you should be eligible to become a certified PADI Rescue Diver.

You must also have completed the Emergency First Responder Course or have been certified in CPR within the last 2 years (you must provide current certification).

Please check the health requirements for this course.

How often do you run PADI Rescue Diver Courses?

Courses start every day, at 9.00am. You can book now, or come in to see see us while you’re on holiday in Ko Lanta. We offer free transfers to and from your resort in Ko Lanta for any of our dive courses or daily dive trips.

What languages do you teach in?

Rescue Diver StudentsWe run PADI Rescue Diver Courses in English, German, Swedish and French. We run semi-supported courses in Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Thai. Please let us know if you require course materials in another language and we will order them for you.

How much does it cost?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course costs 15,900 THB. At Scubafish, all our scuba certification courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. For the PADI Rescue Diver Course program you’ll receive the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, slate, pocket mask, safety sausage (surface marker buoy) and waterproof zip bag.

There may be a fuel surcharge to visit some of the further away dive sites if you choose to dive these sites during your course.
Scubafish Divers Gearing Up

In addition, we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve. All our courses are taught to PADI Standards and prices include PADI certification fees.
On the dive boats, we supply breakfast, lunch, drinking water, soft drinks and fruit. We also provide a selection of fruit juices and towels on each trip.


Course Combination Special Offers:

EFR + PADI Rescue Diver Course – 18,900 THB
Combine the EFR Course with the PADI Rescue Diver Course, and save 3,700 THB.

PADI Rescue Diver Course + NITROX – 23,890 THB
Combine the PADI Rescue Diver Course with the PADI Enriched Air NITROX Course and save 1,410 THB.

PADI Rescue Diver Course + PADI Divemaster Course – 2,472 THB
Combine the PADI Rescue Diver Course with the PADI Divemaster Course and save 2,472 THB.

PADI Rescue Diver Course + PADI Divemaster Course + NITROX – 70,028 THB
Combine the PADI Rescue Diver Course with the PADI Enriched Air NITROX Course and the PADI Divemaster Course and save 7,172 THB.

How many people are in each group?

We keep group sizes small to ensure you receive maximum benefit from your tuition (maximum 4 students per Instructor). This also minimises negative impact on the reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.

We keep group sizes to a minimum to ensure your
underwater experiences are rewarding, safe and fun.

What can I do next?

Go Pro!The PADI Rescue Diver Course certification is only the beginning!
A whole new world of adventure is waiting for you.

Your next step would be to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver or PADI Divemaster.

Or you can just keep diving Ko Lanta…! Scubafish is ideally located in the South of Ko Lanta to offer shorter journey times on daily dive trips to some of the best dive sites in Thailand.

Dive the famous dive sites of Hin Daeng & Hin Muang, or visit Ko Haa, Ko Rok, Ko Phi Phi, the King Cruiser Wreck, Shark Point or Anemone Reef.

Please contact us if you would like any further information.

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